Do you ever get sick of reading books and blogs that make it sound like everything under the sun is going to kill you? I sure do.
It seems like no matter what we put in our bodies, there is always some component to the food that will harm us. Really, if we go off what we read, we will never eat anything.
The reading tends to go like this…
Don’t eat bread or pasta or any baked goods. Gluten will make you sick!
Don’t eat any sort of sugary treat. Sugar will kill you!
Stay away from fruit… fruit is natural sugar and it is just as bad!
Stop! Don’t eat meat! Meat is bad for your blood.
Non-organic vegetables? Are you out of your mind?!
It’s mentally exhausting reading all of these things. And I like to read. I like to learn about what I can do to better my health in the long run. But I am so tired of feeling like everything I do will result in my death.
That’s why I’m just going to squash the fear. I’m going to listen to my body.
I’m not going to be scared of the waffles.
Or the cheeseburger.
Or the bread.
Or the eggs.
Or the breakfast pastry.
Or whatever else I’m not supposed to have because someone somewhere decided it would kill me. Yeah, I’m tired of being told that food will result in death.
Yes, some foods are bad for you.
Yes, some foods can make you sick.
But I’m reseting my health journey and from here on out I am going to focus on listening to my body rather than listening to books and videos and blogs.
I know that if I eat too much sugar I get physically ill. I can have small doses as a treat, but I can’t have treats every day. Sugar also makes me itchy. So, listening to my body is pretty easy on that front. If I want the waffles, I can have one or two… not five.
I know that too much bread makes me gassy. Oh yes, that is the reality. So I won’t eat too much bread.
I know that cheese messes with my already very oily skin. I’m not going to stop eating cheese, but I am going to eat it only in moderation.
You see, if you really listen, your body will tell you what you can and can’t handle. The problem is that so many people tune out the natural cues.
What is your body telling you?